Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Good News! Gillian Hart, PENguin Webmaster

Gilly has asked me to thank everyone for all the cards and good wishes.
She is now out of danger and shuttling between home and a rehab facility where she is working to get her strength back and looking forward to returning home for good soon.
Although she welcomes your e-mails, she may be slow to respond for a while.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Last Night of Hannukah

It really is a lovely, gentle holiday (at least in modern terms).

It's often described as the Festival of Lights.

As the song describes the candles "one for each night, they shed a sweet light to remind us of times long ago."

Friday, December 26, 2008

Remains of the Day

With Sharon suffering a cold the day was quiet for us, lots of quiet together time, lots of DVDs, a quiet dinner

Here the giant Emperor Penguin attacks brave Umberto Bigfoot, seeking to seize the intrepid adventurer's new Aurora Nobile

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Just a few holiday images to share

Rick and Anna with Hannukah prezzies: Anna poses with an endangered bat sponsored for Anna from the World Wildlife Federation. For Rick it's a penguin, of course.

Anna gets a cool necklace

For Rick Commie mints seem appropriate

Anna's are pirate mints

Sharon with some of her stocking loot

Yup, we even got a little stormlet, including a bit of hail, nothing like what most of you all had to deal with.

Sharon shows off her throw for twenty years of loyal service to that other university.

Sharon and Anna huddle over this afternoon's DVDs

Sharon's brother Larry came over briefly. Before Sharon got so sick, he and his family were to share the day with us, but they did not want the germs.

Finally, my gift to me, the Aurora Nobile. Yeti to scale, but not included

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to All

Still busy finishing up the semester, planning for Spring Semester in England and finishing up the work for Bonhams.
But I want to take time to wish all a most joyous holiday season.